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Signature Dishes: Homemade spaghetti at Murrysville’s Spaghetti & Steak House

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As before long as her prepare dinner arrives on Thursday afternoons, Monica Meehan heads to the back again area in her kitchen at Spaghetti & Steak Home to begin generating new pasta.

“It’s thicker and heavier than the boxed stuff,” stated Meehan, who has owned the Murrysville restaurant considering the fact that 1989.

As a kid, Meehan learned how to make do-it-yourself pasta. These days, it is the restaurant’s signature dish.

“We make our have pasta and sauces on-website, but we also buy pasta that we market,” Meehan stated.

Batches of between 15 and 20 orders start daily life as a easy dough that Meehan divides into parts and starts rolling out. At the time it is thin ample, it will get a further dusting of flour and she commences functioning it by means of the pasta maker, bringing it to just the ideal thickness just before cutting it into spaghetti, which is then immediately blanched for use afterwards in the evening.

“It’s not really hard to do, but it’s time-consuming,” Meehan claimed as she worked an additional part of dough. Thursdays are spaghetti night time, when the dish is on special.

“It most likely will make up 80% of the enterprise on Thursdays,” she claimed.

Spaghetti & Steak House’s home made spaghetti is $10.95, and will come with a preference of marinara sauce or Meehan’s spouse and children-recipe scratch meat sauce.

The cafe also serves homemade gnocchi and ravioli.

As Meehan enters her fourth decade in the cafe small business, she mentioned that obtaining a dish so many people today take pleasure in has aided develop the variety of loyalty that was ready to maintain her business more than the previous year.

It has also supplied her the chance to enjoy various generations enjoy her cooking.

“You get to know people and their households,” she explained. “I’ve viewed young children increase up, move absent, and appear back again with their individual young ones to try to eat spaghetti.”

Spaghetti & Steak House ( in Murrysville is positioned at 6371 William Penn Freeway. Takeout orders can be positioned by contacting 724-327-1660.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Overview employees author. You can call Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or by means of Twitter .

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